North Riverside, Illinois

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North Riverside, Illinois

Introduction to North Riverside, Illinois

North Riverside, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center) and 9 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. There are an estimated 6,688 people who live in the village.

North Riverside History

North Riverside is a village in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. The county was formed from Putnam County and was named in honor of Daniel Cook. The history of the village dates back to the Civil War. North Riverside was incorporated in 1923, and the first residents were onion farmers and members of the Riverside Holiness Association. The area was largely comprised of forested land by the banks of the Des Plaines River. Post World War II there was a boom in residential construction in North Riverside. Jobs in the manufacturing industry were available and by 1970 the population of North Riverside peaked.

North Riverside and Nearby Attractions

  • Kohl Children's Museum
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • Merrick Rose Garden
  • Frances Willard House
  • Veteran's Park
  • Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
  • Lincoln Park Zoo

Things To Do In North Riverside

North Riverside offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. There are numerous museums nearby including DuPage Children's Museum, Park Ridge Historical Museum, and Graue Mill and Museum. The area has many parks such as Lincoln Park, Deep River County Park, Cantigny Park, and Channahon State Park. Riverside Golf Club offers opportunities to play golf. Other attractions nearby include Morton Arboretum, Shedd Aquarium, Cosley Zoo, and the Leaning Tower of Niles.

North Riverside Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is the nearest major airport.

North Riverside Higher Education

The colleges closest to North Riverside include Midwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, Triton College, Elmhurst College, and Morton College.

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High Points

North Riverside strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% North Riverside Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 15% North Riverside Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% North Riverside Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% North Riverside Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of North Riverside, Illinois

Comparing North Riverside to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 9
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
College Educated Adults 7 8
Median Family Income 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 3 4
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Affordability of Rents 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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North Riverside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60546
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.842
Longitude -87.823

North Riverside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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North Riverside Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,688 100%
Male 3,156 47.2%
Female 3,532 52.8%
Under 18 1,043 15.6%
18+ 5,645 84.4%
65+ 1,880 28.1%
Median Age 46
Average Family Size 2.8
White 6,066 90.7%
African-American 198 3%
Asian 175 2.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.1%
Other 164 2.5%
Mixed Race 75 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 544 8.1%

Estimated North Riverside Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,382
Growth -306
Growth % -4.6%

North Riverside Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Polish 17.2%
Italian 15.2%
German 12.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
Czech 10.4%
Irish 7.4%
Czechoslovakian 2.9%
English 2.8%
Lithuanian 2.3%
Slovak 2%
Greek 1.8%
Croatian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Lebanese 1.2%
US/American 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Yugoslavian 1%
Norwegian 1%
Slovene 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Serbian 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Latvian 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
African 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Riverside 6,688 $53,790
Berwyn 54,016 $51,767
Broadview 8,264 $59,568
Brookfield 19,085 $64,075
Lyons 10,255 $51,384
Maywood 26,987 $46,776
Riverside 8,895 $80,146

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